Starbucks has nothin’ on this pumpkin spice latte. Real pumpkin is better than fake pumpkin flavored syrup any day(not to mention nutrients and fiber)!
It’s the perfect lazy weekend morning drink.
- 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk(or any milk of your choice)
- 3 tablespoons pure pumpkin
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla(double if you are using unflavored milk)
- 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 cup espresso or strong brewed coffee
Combine milk, pumpkin, vanilla, spice and maple syrup in a saucepan over medium heat. Heat until steaming, then whisk or use frother to make very foamy. I have this Aerolatte frother and love it! Not only does it make a great latte, but it’s also great for emulsifying dressings.
Divide the delightfully frothy mixture between two mugs. I used my double-walled glass coffee cups so you could see what was happening.
Then, carefully pour hot coffee down the inside of the mug.
You will have a beautifully layered latte. I am total geek and used a beaker to carefully pour the coffee in as not to disturb the foam.
You can get fancy and add whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon or a drizzle of caramel sauce, but I like it simple. And before long, your cup will look like this:
So, if you want a pumpkin spice latte that is much healthier and cheaper than the Starbuck’s version try this out. It will probably take less time to make than standing in line, ordering and waiting for your drink.
Enjoy and happy fall!